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What is the best way to recharge an iPod Touch battery?

Since the iPad battery cannot be replaced, how can I make sure that it lasts as long as possible, preferably years? E.g. should I always keep it charged, or always let the battery run to 0% before recharging?

Note: not the same as How can I make my iPad's battery last longer? which is about battery life during use.

Update: this question looks very much like: What is the best way to recharge an iPod Touch battery? (sorry, only found after posting this). This is slightly more general but perhaps is a duplicate?

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marked as duplicate by Philip Regan Sep 30 '11 at 13:23

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The thing is, it will probably be the same answer. And the best one will be the one from Apple's website –  Loïc Wolff Sep 30 '11 at 11:46
    
Are you sure that "iPad battery cannot be replaced". Maybe we can not do it ourself, but the Apple Repair Center will, isn'it ? –  Rabskatran Sep 30 '11 at 11:51
    
@LoïcWolff The link you provided is the best answer to this question. Can you possibly move it from a comment to an actual answer? (I didn't want to slide in and write one up as you clearly got to this first.) I think the following is more than enough to answer the question (from Apple's article) "For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down)." There's really nothing else to add on top of that (everything else being snakeoil). –  cksum Sep 30 '11 at 11:55
    
Yes, you're all correct. The battery can be replaced (by Apple). And this is probably a duplicate. If so, please close and accept my apologies... :) –  Wikis Sep 30 '11 at 12:00
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@cksum done. Even though it's kind of a duplicate, people searching for "iPad" will more likely find it on Google. –  Loïc Wolff Sep 30 '11 at 12:46
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According to Apple's website:

Use Your iPad Regularly

For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).

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